Call to people in East Anglia to use water wisely as UK drought fears grow

Picture taken in 2011 of crops in a field in south Norfolk to illustrate the drought caused by the i

Picture taken in 2011 of crops in a field in south Norfolk to illustrate the drought caused by the increasing lack of rain in the area. PIC: Angela Sharpe. - Credit: Archant � 2011

People in East Anglia are being urged to use water wisely as fears of a drought grow following months of low rainfall.

Rivers are said to have run dry after some parts of the UK had less than 10pc of their usual monthly rainfall in April.

An Environment Agency rainfall and river flow report shows between April 26 and May 2 river flows remained lower than normal for the time of year at most sites.

An regional spokesman said: 'Following a dry winter, some rivers, ground waters and reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year.

'We always advise that everyone use water wisely – especially during a period of dry weather - and to follow the advice of their water company should water saving measures be required. The EA, water companies, businesses and farmers are working together to minimise any potential impacts to people and the environment should the dry weather continue‎.'


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